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Oct
10
Thu
2019
New York Butoh Institute in association with Theater for the New City present New York Butoh Institute Festival 19 @ Theater for the New City
Oct 10 – Oct 27 all-day

New York Butoh Institute
in association with
Theater for the New City
present

New York Butoh Institute Festival 19

October 10-27, 2019

at Theater for the New City

New York Butoh Institute presents the New York Butoh Institute Festival 19 from Thursday, October 10 through Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Theater for the New City. This year will mark the 60th anniversary of the Japanese performance art form butoh.

Curated by New York Butoh Institute’s founder Vangeline, the Festival will consist of an exciting program of Butoh workshops and masterclasses, as well as seven nights of groundbreaking performances presented at Theater for the New City. The festival will conclude on Sunday, October 27 with a lecture and short film celebrating the founder of butoh, Tatsumi Hijikata, and the 60 years of this historical and revolutionary art form as it continues to evolve into the 21st century.

The bold butoh performances being presented during the festival will feature 14 female dancers from Japan, Colombia, Norway, Italy, Germany, France, and the U.S. One of the pieces, Hijikata, Mon Amour, will be performed by Vangeline as an homage to butoh founder Tatsumi Hijikata. A highlight of the piece will be the costume Vangeline will wear: an exact replica of the bold red costume Tatsumi Hijikata wore in his legendary butoh performance of Tatsumi Hijikata and The Japanese-Revolt of the Flesh in 1968.

Thanks to a loan from the Tatsumi Hijikata Archives and a Janet Arnold Award from the Society of Antiquaries of London, the Festival is able to showcase the replica of this iconic costume worn by Tatsumi Hijikata in Revolt of the Flesh. Hijikata’s costume remains a totem for butoh-it holds secrets of the avant-garde art form.

Much like butoh itself, it was born at the confluence of East and West. This costume chronicles the evolution of postmodern art in Japan. The Festival will close with a short film of Tatsumi Hijikata in his 1968 solo, and a lecture with costume expert Todd Thomas who recreated the costume, and who will discuss his process, shedding light on how the original costume was designed and constructed. Prior to and during the presentation, the replica will be on display for audience members to see.

The New York Butoh Festival 19 will take place at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, NYC. Thursday through Saturday October 17-19 and October 24-26 at 8pm, Sunday October 20 at 3pm, Sunday October 27 special event lecture at 3pm. Tickets are $18-$20, and can be purchased by phone at (212) 254-1109 or online at https://butohfest-19.eventbrite.com/. The lecture on Sunday, October 27 is free and open to the public.

Artists Featured:

Eri Chian (Osaka, Japan); Mari Osanai, (Aomori, Japan), Tove-Elena Nicolaysen (Chile/Norway), Salome Kokoladze (Georgia), Sindy Butz (Germany), Katherine Adamenko (USA), Madelyn Sher (USA), Angela Newsham (Hawai-USA), Melissa Lohman (Italy), Margherita Tisato (Italy), Yazmin Gonzalez (USA), Vangeline, (France), Lauren Farber (USA) and Brenda Polo (Colombia).

VANGELINE THEATER/NEW YORK BUTOH INSTITUTE aims to preserve the legacy and integrity of Japanese Butoh while carrying the art form well into the future. The unique art of Butoh originated in post- World War II Japan as a reaction to the loss of identity caused by the westernization of Japanese culture, as well as a realization that ancient Japanese performing traditions no longer spoke to a contemporary audience. One of the major developments in contemporary dance in the latter half of the 20th century, Butoh combines dance, theater, improvisation and influences of Japanese traditional performing arts to create a unique performing art form that is both controversial and universal in its expression. The Vangeline Theater is home to the New York Butoh Institute, dedicated to the advancement of Butoh in the 21st century. www.vangeline.com

Vangeline is a teacher, dancer, and choreographer specializing in the Japanese postwar avant-garde movement form Butoh. She is the artistic director of the Vangeline Theater (New York), a dance company firmly rooted in the tradition of Japanese Butoh while carrying it into the 21st century, and the founder of the New York Butoh Institute. Her work has been heralded in publications such as The New York Times (“captivating”), Los Angeles
Times, (“moves with the clockwork deliberation of a practiced Japanese Butoh artist”) and LA Weekly, to name a few. More recently her solo “Butoh Beethoven: Eclipse” received critical acclaim from the Ballet Review.

Vangeline is a 2018 NYFA/ NYSCA Artist Fellow in Choreography. She is also the winner of the 2015 Gibney Dance’s Beth Silverman-Yam Social Action Award. Film projects include a starring role alongside actors James Franco and Winona Ryder in the 2012 feature film The Letter, written and directed by Jay Anania, She has performed with/for Grammy Award-winning artists SKRILLEX and Esperanza Spalding. She is the author of a forthcoming book about butoh and looks forward to curating the second New York Butoh Institute Festival 19 this October.

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY (TNC) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning community cultural center that is known for its high artistic standards and widespread community service. One of New York’s most prolific theatrical organizations, TNC produces 30-40 premieres of new American plays per year, at least 10 of which are by emerging and young playwrights. Many influential theater artists of the last quarter century have found TNC’s Resident Theater Program instrumental to their careers, among them Sam Shepard, Moises Kaufman, Richard Foreman, Charles Busch, Maria Irene Fornes, Miguel Piñero, Jean-Claude van Itallie, Vin Diesel, Oscar Nuñez, Laurence Holder, Romulus Linney and Academy Award winners Tim Robbins and Adrien Brody. TNC also presents plays by multi-ethnic/multi-disciplinary theater companies who have no permanent home. Among the well-known companies that have been presented by TNC are Mabou Mines, the Living Theater, Bread and Puppet Theater, the San Francisco Mime Troupe, and COBU, the Japanese women’s drumming, and dance group. TNC also produced the Yangtze Repertory Company’s 1997 production of Between Life and Death, which was the only play ever produced in America by Gao Xingjian before he won the 2000 Nobel Prize for Literature. TNC seeks to develop theater audiences and inspire future theater artists from the often-overlooked low-income minority communities of New York City by producing minority writers from around the world and by bringing the community into theater and theater into the community through its many free festivals. TNC productions have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and over 42 OBIE Awards for excellent in every theatrical discipline. TNC is the only Theatrical Organization to have won the Mayor’s Stop The Violence award.

Oct
26
Sat
2019
Fourth Annual World Culture Festival at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Oct 26 all-day

Museum-wide Festival at The Met to Celebrate

Dance Traditions from Around the Globe

Fourth Annual World Culture Festival at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Saturday, October 26, 2019

will offer performances, activities, and workshops for all ages

Visit as well this official page here…

On Saturday, October 26, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will host its fourth annual World Culture Festival, with this year’s events and activities centered on the theme of “Dance.” Workshops, performances, puppetry, art making, and more will explore how artists find inspiration and express themselves through movement, and participants of all ages will have the opportunity to experiment with motion. The festival is free with Museum admission, which is pay-as-you-wish for New York State residents as well as students from New Jersey and Connecticut.

“Each year, The Met’s World Culture Festival welcomes New Yorkers of all backgrounds to celebrate and share their traditions surrounded by inspiring works of art from across time and around the world,” said Sandra Jackson-Dumont, the Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chairman of Education. “The universal power of movement is present in cultures all over the globe. We are excited about this year’s theme of ‘Dance’ and the lineup of incredible workshops, performances, and other experiences that bring art to life in new ways at The Met.”

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers—the longest-running Native American Dance Company in New York—will perform in the American Wing in observance of Native American Heritage Month; and the nation’s leading Latino dance organization, Ballet Hispánico, will host flamenco and salsa dancing workshops in recognition of Hispanic Heritage month. To celebrate Diwali, The Culture Tree will present a puppet show inspired by Krishna, one of the most widely revered and popular Indian gods. Award-winning movement artist and poet Jahra “Rager” Wasasala will perform God-House (bure kalou), a work that explores the vivid realms related to the artifacts in the exhibition Atea: Nature and Divinity in Polynesia.

World Culture Festival: Dance! is made possible in part by the E.H.A. Foundation and Tiger Baron Foundation. Additional support is provided by Jody and John Arnhold and Antique Tribal Art Dealers’ Association.

PERFORMANCES

Space is limited; first come, first served.

God-House (bure kalou) with Jahra “Rager” Wasasala

12–12:30 pm, 1–1:30 pm, 2–2:30 pm

Floor 1, Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, Gallery 359

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Puppet Show: The Colors of Krishna’s Love

1–1:30 pm, 2–2:30 pm, 3–3:30 pm

Floor 2, Asian Art, Gallery 206

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Thunderbird American Indian Dancers

2:30–3 pm, 3:30–4 pm, 4:30–5 pm

Floor 1, American Wing, Gallery 700

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ART ACTIVITIES AND GALLERY DEMONSTRATIONS

Meet artists and make art together inspired by The Met collection! Unless otherwise noted, activities are best for ages 3 and up.

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Tap Your Toes

Explore how to use your body as an instrument by turning your sneakers into tap shoes!

Ground floor, Carson Family Hall West, Uris Center for Education

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Reimagining Ancient Greek Prizes with Rose Nestler

Did you know that modern-day trophies are inspired by prizes for ancient Greek games? Make your own trophy with video artist Rose Nestler, who makes oversized, fabric reinterpretations of ancient Greek vessels.

Ground floor, Carson Family Hall West, Uris Center for Education

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Jingling Jewelry

Celebrate Diwali by making colorful, acoustic jewelry inspired by artworks in The Met collection.

Ground floor, Carson Family Hall East, Uris Center for Education

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Dancing with Degas (Best for ages 5 and up)

Connect science and art by building a basic motor to make a tiny dancer twirl.

Ground floor, Carson Family Hall East, Uris Center for Education

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Flamenco Dancing Workshop with Ballet Hispánico

1–1:30 pm (For all ages), 2–2:30 pm (Best for ages 13 and up)

Express yourself through the empowering dance style of flamenco.

Ground floor, Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Uris Center for Education

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Salsa Dancing Workshop with Ballet Hispánico

3–3:30 pm (For all ages), 4–4:30 pm (Best for ages 13 and up)

Move to a fun, rhythmic salsa sequence with Ballet Hispánico.

Ground floor, Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Uris Center for Education

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Dancing with Lights and Digital Art

Learn to code and construct wearable circuits, then create digital body sketches with STEM from Dance.

Ground floor, Studio, Uris Center for Education

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Capoeira Workshop

12–12:30 pm, 1–1:30 pm, 2–2:30 pm, 3–3:30 pm, 4–4:30 pm

Learn capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian art form that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, and music, with FICA New York.

Ground floor, Art Study, Uris Center for Education

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Every Body Dances

Let your body create its own story. Be inspired by works of art from The Met collection and learn basic dance movements and techniques with Infinity Dance Theater. All bodies are encouraged to participate.

Ground floor, Carroll Classroom, Uris Center for Education

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Wangechi Mutu: From Seat to Feet

Create animated figures using collage material inspired by The Façade Commission: Wangechi Mutu, The NewOnes, will free Us, and Mutu’s collages.

Floor 1, Modern and Contemporary, Gallery 399

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Drop-in Drawing with [email protected]

Sketch live dancers as they perform choreography that embodies power. Drawing demonstrations with teaching artists repeat every 30 minutes.

Floor 1, Egyptian Art, Gallery 131, The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing

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STORYTELLING AND QUIET SPACES

Tot Spot (Best for ages 0–5)

Play and learn with books, blocks, and more; just for early learners.

Ground floor, Nolen Library, Uris Center for Education

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Storytime with Miss Nina (Best for ages 3 and up)

1–1:30 pm, 2–2:30 pm

“Rap, Rock & Read” during Miss Nina’s signature show! Clap, stomp, shake, dance, wiggle, and sing along during this interactive Storytime.

Ground floor, Nolen Library, Uris Center for Education

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The cafeteria on the ground floor will also celebrate World Culture Festival. A special menu is available for purchase.

Large-print and Braille activity schedules and assistive listening devices are available upon request. Sign Language interpretation is available free of charge by request with at least one week’s notice.

The event will also be featured on the Museum’s FacebookInstagram, and Twitter accounts using the hashtag #MetFest.

Nov
2
Sat
2019
Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) at the Museum of Natural History
Nov 2 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Saturday, November 2, 2019
11:00 am – 4:00 pm

At the American Museum of Natural History
Milstein Hall of Ocean Life / Hall of Biodiversity

200 Central Park West

Free with Museum Admission

Learn more at this official page here…

Immerse yourself in the traditions of Día de Muertos in this family-friendly, full-day festival featuring altars dedicated to extinct animal species, performances by Mexican folk musicians and dance troupes, hands-on artisanal and scientific workshops, and a craft marketplace.

Nov
10
Sun
2019
NYC Kidney Walk 2019 @ Foley Square
Nov 10 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

NYC Kidney Walk

Sunday, November 10, 2019

For 18 years, the New York City Kidney Walk has served as a catalyst for uniting the community. With over 5,000 walkers in attendance, this Walk has become a symbol of strength and hope for patients, their families and those at-risk.

Learn more at the official site here..

Also, have a look at this related video below:

Walker Welcome Video

Published by National Kidney Foundation